Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd, a global leader in entertainment software solutions, has won the Supreme Award for trade with the United States at the 13th AmCham DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards, held last night at Auckland’s Pullman Auckland Hotel.
The Supreme Award is chosen from the winners of each of the categories presented on the night. The complete list of winners follows:
Importer of the Year from the USA: Seychelle Water Filters Ltd
Investor of the Year to or from the USA: Mighty River Power Ltd
Exporter of the Year – under NZ$500,000: Red Witch Analog Ltd
Exporter of the Year – NZ$500,001 – 5 million: Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd
Exporter of the Year – over NZ$5 million: Yealands Estate Wines
Trevor Eagle Memorial Award – AmCham Supporter of the Year: Pfizer New Zealand Ltd
Supreme Award Winner: Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd
Vista Entertainment’s key areas of expertise are the provision of cinema management solutions to the cinema exhibition industry as well as providing solutions for Food and Beverage facilities, and a software development service for entertainment sector customers. Over the last three years their US business has had cumulative growth of 111% with expectations of reaching 468% by 2014.
AmCham’s Executive Director, Mike Hearn, said a record number of entries were received for the Investor of the Year category.
“Each year we see and hear about great New Zealand success stories and their relationships with the USA, this year is no exception. While the US economic situation is still slow, and the dollar has worked against New Zealand exporters, there are still many companies growing their business and presence in the USA,” said Mr Hearn.
Tim Baxter, Country Manager for DHL Express New Zealand said DHL is proud to continue its support of the 2012 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards.
“It’s great to acknowledge Kiwi companies who are realizing success in the USA. DHL has experienced strong double digit growth in US exports and imports and we see this as an increasingly important market for NZ businesses. We’re proud of our ability to support companies doing business with the US and last month launched a dedicated US freighter which has reduced transit time by a day between the US and NZ,” said Mr Baxter.
The AmCham DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards celebrate success and innovation in the export, import and investment sectors between New Zealand and its third-largest trading partner, the US. Prizes include NZ$2,500 for air travel to the USA on Qantas Airways for winners of the importer and exporter categories.
In addition to AmCham, DHL-Express and Qantas, the awards are also supported by Baldwins and Fonterra, a two-time winner of the Supreme Award in 2008 and 2009.
Other previous winners of the Supreme Award include Zespri International, Specialist Marine Interiors, Peace Software, Airways Corporation, HumanWare, Tenon, Orion Systems International, Zeacom and Pratt & Whitney Air New Zealand Services t/a Christchurch Engine Centre, and Buckley Systems.